Nude-ish Otter Yoga: Butt and Thigh Workout

Ah the look on my face today when I realized I’m teaching somewhat challenging yoga for beginners. There are always modifications to be had along the way. However, I will reconsider some of my class offerings in order to more adequately accommodate more beginners and more intermediate practices.

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Yesterday I went through a sequence peaking at triangle, extended side angle. Most importantly however, I designed today’s sequence to get us through a glutei and thigh workout. 🏋️‍♀️ 🏋️‍♂️ It challenges me sometimes when people say that yoga is not a workout. On the one hand, it was not really supposed to be however we have made it so in the western colonization of the Indian practice. On the other hand, it does not mean that the movements underlying yoga cannot also include modifications which get us to more physical “workouts.” I also incorporate some strategies to bring grounding and awareness

To get to the glutei workout, I incorporate such stretching and strengthening movements as Tree Pose (and balancing therefrom) with 1 full set of a bridge repetitions. Finally, we move through a few chaturangas after our bridge set in order to get a more active upper chest workout.

In today’s class we’ll move through:

  1. Thread the Needle;
  2. Puppy Pose;
  3. Warrior 1 (Birabhadrasana 1);
  4. Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana 2);
  5. Trikonasana (triangle);
  6. Extended Side Angle Pose;
  7. Supta Baddha Konasana;
  8. Bridge Pose;
  9. Tree Pose;
  10. Supine half-pigeon pose;
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